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Shoals Earth Month, Inc.


The mission of Shoals Earth Month Incorporated is to provide and support educational opportunities for individuals, families, local governments, schools, businesses, and organizations to enhance understanding of the importance and interconnectedness of all natural systems and to celebrate the beauty, bio-diversity, and abundance of life on Earth.



As a response to continued environmental degradation, Senator Gaylord Nelson proclaimed the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970. Communities around the nation and world have since used this occasion to promote environmental awareness and advocacy. For over forty years the Shoals has joined forces with others promoting eco-friendly practices. In April of 2008, "Earth Month in the Shoals" became an official community-wide, month-long celebration with events appealing to all ages and diverse groups.




Board of Directors


President, Nancy Muse Vice President, Jackie Posey
Secretary, Peggy Martin McCloy Treasurer, Steve Stanley
Johnny Belew Melanie Dickens
Etta Mask Rachel Mansell
Elizabeth Marmann Robert Rausch
April Rogers Rachel Mansell



Bring a picnic, blanket, lawn chairs, friends and family for a day of fun and information to celebrate the 45th annual Earth Day!


8th Annual Shoals Earth Day Fest Entertainment Schedule

( main stage, west side of fountain )


10:00 AM Welcome address- Mayor Mickey Haddock, Councilman Dick Jordan
10:30 Presentation by Kyle Crider, “Alabama Solar Knowledge Project”
11:00 Steve Trash, Green Magic Show!!! (For kids of ALL ages)
11:30 C O R E drumming circle
12:00 PM Max Russell and the Shakedown Kings
1:00 Steve Trash
1:30 The Wildwood Ruminators
2:15 Kate Taylor Hunt, “Fiddlin’ Violinist”
2:45 Blind the Sky
3:30 David Walton
4:00 Steve Trash
4:30 - 5:00 Closing Remarks by
WildSouth, Alabama Rivers Alliance and Shoals Environmental Alliance


Speaker Tent Schedule

(Wood Avenue side of Wilson Park)


11:00 AM Suzie Shoemaker, Florence / Lauderdale Tourism
"Shoals Music History and More"
11:30 Kyle Crider, Alabama Solar Knowledge Project

"Solar Energy Facts"

12:00 PM Summer McCreless, Mothering Herbs

"Organic Gardening and Herbal Remedies"

12:30 Janice Barrett , Wild South

"Getting to know Alabama's Jewel, The Sipsey Wilderness"

1:00 Adam Johnston, Alabama Rivers Alliance

"We're #1! Preserving Alabama's Rich Biodiversity"

1:30 Kyle Crider, Alabama Solar Knowledge Project

"Solar Energy for Your Home and Business"

2:00 Mark Kolinski, Wild South

"Proposed NW Alabama Tar Sand Mining Issues and Concerns"

2:30 Dr. Judith Rausch

"Yurt Living"

3:00 Steve Carpenter, Jack O Lantern Farms

"Bee Keeping"

3:30 Joanna Morrow

"Essential Oils and Everyday Therapies"

4:00 Colbert County Tourism

"Great Colbert County Desitnations!"


The Betty Martin Memorial Earth Month Symposium



Thursday April 9, 5:30 until 8:00 PM

Gas Design Center, 109 W 6th Street, Tuscumbia, AL

No admission fee


Presentations by:

Dr. Michael Moeller, Professor Emeritus, Chair, Department of Chemistry, University of North Alabama - "The Chemistry of Climate Change"

Dr. Mark Puckett, Professor of Geology, Department of Physics and Earth Science, University of North Alabama - "What is Sustainability?"


Silent Auction, Light refreshments, Electric and hybrid car displays, and Solar energy information


Hosted by Shoals Earth Month, UNA Chemistry Department and the Wilson Dam Section of the American Chemical Society